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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Biology SCI 102


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

September 2018 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: organize biological systems based on the canonical hierarchies; describe a variety of basic chemistry and organic chemistry concepts as they apply to the study of biology; identify sub-cellular structures and explain the function of each one; differentiate between animal cells and plant cells, as well as prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; explain various processes of membrane function in living systems; understand basic concepts of photosynthesis and cellular respiration; identify the stages of the cell cycle and explain the significance of each step; understand basic concepts of genetics and heredity; identify components of DNA structure; and define basic concepts of DNA replication, transcription, and translation. 


The course includes weekly readings based on 15 weeks of self-study, review questions, assignments and a final examination. Topics include  biological systems, chemistry, cellular structures, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, heredity, and DNA. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or Introduction to Biology (8/18).